Monday, August 30, 2010

Buick Regals in Columbia SC: Now an IIHS Top Safety Pick!

New Buick Regal Columbia SC
2011 Buick Regal CXL (before the crash tests, of course)
Good news for anyone looking for a Buick Regal in Columbia, SC: the 2011 Buick Regal has been awarded the Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety! Regal received the institute's highest rating of Good on front, side, rear, and rollover impact protection.  (Matter of fact, the roof took just shy of five times the vehicle's weight before failing--the federal standard is 1.5 times.  Good news should you find yourself in a Regal shiny side down.)

You can see the IIHS' full test results for the 2011 Regal here, or (if great test results have you in a looking mode) shop your Columbia, SC Buick dealer for a great selection of new 2011 Buick Regal sedans.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Columbia, South Carolina loves a Buick Enclave--and so does Autoblog!

Today the fine folks at Autoblog posted their review of the Buick Enclave.  (We'll forgive that they're only now getting the review out as the substantially similar 2011 Enclave hits the ground; press vehicles are apparently a rather tricky thing to schedule.)

Heralded as "the epitome of inconspicuous consumption", the review praised the Enclave for its roominess inside compared to its rivals from Lexus and Acura and for its ease of navigation--despite being close in overall length to a GMC Yukon, the Enclave "drives smaller than it looks".  We also agree with their assessment of their tester's White Diamond Tricoat paint; while we're glad to get you an Enclave in any color that Buick paints them, the White Diamond paint does look exceptionally good on the Enclave with its standard Xenon headlamps.

Whether 2010 or 2011, Jim Hudson Buick/GMC/Cadillac/Saab is your Columbia, SC Buick dealer and here to help for sales, service, and parts.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Something New to Love: Buick Lucerne CXL Premium

2011 Buick Lucerne Sedan
Here's another new thing to love about the 2011 Buick Lucerne in Columbia, South Carolina: the newly-introduced Lucerne CXL Premium trim.

The Lucerne CXL Premium includes sophisticated technology that used to involve mixing and matching several packages and options, slotting in nicely between the mid-level CXL and the top-of-the-line Super.  The CXL Premium offers a 280-watt Harman/Kardon 9-speaker premium sound system, the Driver Confidence Package (optional on the CXL) with content theft alarm, remote vehicle start, and ultrasonic rear parking assist; heated power mirrors that dim automatically on the driver's side, side blind zone alert that adds a warning in your side mirrors of cars that may prevent a safe lane change, and exclusive chrome-plated 17" aluminum wheels.

Pricing starts in the upper-mid-$30s, depending on your choice of options and equipment. (And if you're one that clings to the plush ride of Buicks of yore, you'll definitely want to check out our selection; the Lucerne is easily our smoothest ride and the last Buick still available with a front bench seat!)  If you have any questions, Jim Hudson is Columbia, SC's authorized Buick dealer here to help you.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

It's not just Columbia, SC that loves the new Buick Regal...

Ever since the new 2011 Buick Regal hit Columbia, SC in mid-May, many of our customers have loved the modern styling, sporty performance, and refined interior.  Turns out they're not alone; Buick has launched featuring reactions, interviews, and discussions from all across the internet about the new Regal.  With discussions being pulled from Twitter, Facebook, and Flickr, it doesn't get much more pure.

If you've had a chance to see the new Regal in person, there's also a place to share your thoughts.  (If you haven't, come pay your Columbia, SC Buick dealer a visit and see what you've been missing! We even have one on the showroom floor, no walking in the heat required.)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Rumormill: Buick to receive flagship Lexus LS competitor?

Chinese market 2010 Buick Park Avenue
Here's a piece of news that may make Columbia, SC love a Buick even more: Sources reporting to GM Inside News are indicating that GM is in the early stages of a flagship, rear-wheel-drive sedan that would go up against such rivals as the Lexus LS series.  Such a sedan would be based on a premium version of GM's Australian-sourced Zeta platform; more pedestrian Zetas have been on American shores for a few years, most notably as the dearly-departed Pontiac G8.  Of course, as these rumors go, the plans are still in the early stages without so much as a sketch; the closest inspiration may be the Chinese-market Buick Park Avenue seen at the right.

What say you, Columbia?  Would this have you rushing for your Columbia Buick dealer?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


All of us at your Columbia, SC Buick dealer, Jim Hudson Buick/GMC/Cadillac/Saab, are proud of our GMC lineup. We've been selling and servicing new Buicks for about three years since we acquired the franchise from Hancock Buick in 2007.  We still see quite a few Hancock stickers on the backs of Buicks visiting us for service, a sign of their longevity and how much our customers care about their Buicks.

Over all those years, we know that more than a few of you have fallen in love with your Buick sedans, SUVs, and vans (we haven't forgotten about you, Terraza owners!). We want to tell Columbia your stories and why you love yours, and we've devised this blog to highlight them. We'll also mix in the latest news from Buick to keep you in the loop--with the launches of the new LaCrosse and Regal, there's much to be excited about!

Click here to find out how to share your Buick story with us!